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With plaque acid concentration is also higher (Ph 4 or lower), packing a more potent punch through outer enamel tissue of tooth. Saliva could take two or more hours to even penetrate plaque and begin healing process.
There are a variety of preventative measures to take. I know people who have taken to a no-sweets diet to cut down on their sugar intake. There are many who bring toothpaste and a toothbrush to school or work with them in order to clean after each time they eat. Many more carry floss with them.
May I caution against two things? Please do not depend too heavily on fluoride. Little children who take in too much fluoride, even by swallowing toothpaste accidentally or unwittingly, develop dental flourosis, or yellow and white stains on their teeth in later childhood. Take it in healthy doses.
The second caution is to avoid too much brushing. People who brush excessively or applying too much pressure tear away gums and expose roots directly to acids.
Now, may I suggest two things? Clean frequently and softly by brushing and by flossing. If you can hear brushing sound as much as other noise around house, you are brushing too loudly. With brushing and floss, you donít need to try too hard to eliminate plaque or bacteria.
My next suggestion is to carry around gum that is not only sugarless but also supplemented by a natural element called xylitol. Be careful that you choose a gum where xylitol is leading ingredient. Xylitol fights against habit bacteria has of settling into tissue to live. Xylitol is a natural bouncer, making cleaning throughout day easier and cleaning in morning or at night more thorough.
One transcendent element is sugar. It is almost impossible to escape, and it is not healthy to escape altogether. Though we cannot and should not escape it completely, we can control it and prevent its decaying effects on our teeth.
Joe Miller is specialist in online advertising. For more information on tooth decay, please visit Xlear.com.